Obama and Abe push for trade deal

Leaders target swift conclusion on TPP

China challenges Obama over Senkakus

Island dispute casts shadow over US president’s Japan visit

Obama seeks to reassure Japan on security

Abe presses visiting US president for renewed pledge of support

China detains Japan grain group staff

Move against Marubeni trio adds to fears on geopolitical tensions

Mitsui pays to free seized ship in China

Settles dispute that stemmed from second world war

Obama says islands covered by Japan pact

US president’s comments draw angry response from China

China says ship seizure is a commercial dispute

Complaint stems from alleged failure to pay compensation from war-time contract

US and Japan step up tariff deal talks

Negotiators warn they will struggle to reach agreement

Japan groups exposed to Chinese lawsuits

China willing to hear cases relating to second world war

Asian diplomacy: Pivotal moment

The US-Japan relationship has been the bedrock of Asian security but some see it as the remnant of a bygone era

Japanese ship held in wartime claims row

Japan posts record trade deficit

Data show gap widening under Abenomics

Obama aims to revive ‘pivot to Asia’

US president visits region anxious over China’s rise

Japan strengthens defensive front line

New military radar surveillance of East China Sea

Impact of Japan sales tax rise muted

Most companies saw no sales drop in first 14 days of higher tax

BoJ chief reassures Abe over inflation

Kuroda promises further easing should price rises stall

Japan goes part-time as economy revives

Vacancies outnumber applicants, but only for temporary roles

Lights dim for Japan’s pachinko parlours

Industry turns to casino gaming

Critics fight back on Pacific trade plan

Fears that companies will move jobs out of US

US-Japan trade talks hit another obstacle

Talks fail to bridge gap over import tariffs before Obama visit